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First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco Sunday worship service. Home of liberal spirituality for over 150 years, the Society welcomes people of all racial and religious backgrounds. Our Congregation includes gay, straight, transgendered, and questioning people. More information is available at www.uusf.org.

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First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco Sunday worship service. Home of liberal spirituality for over 150 years, the Society welcomes people of all racial and religious backgrounds. Our Congregation includes gay, straight, transgendered, and questioning people. More information is available at www.uusf.org.

    Coffee in the Desert

    Coffee in the Desert

    “Coffee in the Desert”
    Sunday, July 17, 10:50 am, Worship Service

    A sermon on welcome — on the sacred value of welcome. This is a sermon I preached as one of my first five years ago at UUSF and the foundation holds. But there are insights too about what this virtue asks of us, brought to light in the conversations out of the racial reckoning of the last two years or more.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Carmen Barsody, Worship Associate; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Richard Fey, Baritone; Wm. García Ganz, Accompanist; Ben Rudiak-Gould, Songleader

    Shulee Ong, Camera; Eric Shackelford, Camera; Tyler Heston, Sound; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Kelvin Jones, Sexton; Amy Kelly, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

    LIVESTREAM:
    https://youtu.be/Qg-23dq69sM

    OOS
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IFGa0x6a-JQ8n0c4fWh1edsf35eTefTN/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9PinfzKBVXd9xou82IZKDBNMZtS

    • 27 min
    The Living Tradition

    The Living Tradition

    “The Living Tradition”
    Sunday, July 10, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

    Rev. Mr. Barb reflects on 51 years of practicing Unitarian Universalism. Oh how we have (and have not) changed. Imagine with Barb as he shares his dreams for our next 51 years.

    Rev. Mr. Barb Greve, Guest Minister; Lucy Smith, Worship Associate; Larry Chinn, Pianist; Richard Fey, Songleader

    Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Jackson Munn, Camera; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Kelvin Jones, Sexton; Amy Kelly, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

    LIVESTREAM:
    https://youtu.be/EZxzKwe1jpQ

    OOS
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hPgs_nCQS7SXYMwsvUPe_kJJj16PPugB/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9PinfxS4sWSQg8jTGyjGrPLJupy

    • 21 min
    The Perfect Body and the Ladder (Rebroadcast from December 6, 2020)

    The Perfect Body and the Ladder (Rebroadcast from December 6, 2020)

    “The Perfect Body and the Ladder”
    Sunday, July 3, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

    “The Perfect Body and the Ladder” is about the personal and the political uses of the body, timed perfectly to rebroadcast as we prepare to unveil our sweet bodies in the lighter clothes and freedom of summer. It’s a lovely service and we invite you to sit with the questions it raises and the invitation to include our bodies (and others’) in the deepest work of honoring and cherishing.


    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Meg McGuire, Ministerial Intern; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Leandra Ramm, Songleader; Brielle Marina Neilson, Songleader; Ben Rudiak-Gould, Songleader; Asher Davison, Songleader; Luis Maurer, Pianist

    Eric Shackelford, camera; Shulee Ong, camera; Jonathan Silk, AV remix ; Sam King, chat moderator; Tom Brookshire, Les James, Ralph Fenn, Zoom Coffee Hour; Athena Papadakos, Flowers

    LIVESTREAM:
    https://youtu.be/OefEP9Gfxd4

    OOS
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m8OjP6aq9dUkVkh25FlrUW5i0nV7AjmN/view?usp=sharing

    • 30 min
    What is Fatherhood?

    What is Fatherhood?

    What is Fatherhood?
    Sunday, June 19, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

    How can you form an opinion on it if you don’t know what it is? Fatherhood is essentially an elegant idea. You can’t buy it, hold it in your hands or taste it. It is a no-thing. Please come and explore this elegant idea in community on Father’s Day.

    Rev. Fred Rabidoux, Guest Minister; Richard Davis-Lowell, Worship Associate; Alice Sobze, Guest Speaker; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Nancy Munn, Soprano; Wm. García Ganz, Pianist

    Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Dan Barnard, Facilities Manager; Judy Payne, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

    LIVESTREAM:
    https://youtu.be/uZRcZ2YF_Ck

    OOS
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iDIW8WPvfWxWzbPgsF3d7p0_TLTxoP_S/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9PinfwTZmj5R28EKiUR48ojMxIu

    • 24 min
    I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together

    I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together

    “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together”
    Sunday, June 12, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

    Join us for a joyous good-bye celebration for Rev. Alyson Jacks who is retiring this June. We’ll share stories, salutations and some surprises too. There will be wonderful music by our church and bell choir, percussionist Allen Biggs, pianist Lucas Keeley, and our organist Reiko Lane. Let’s celebrate and be glad for this incredible time we’ve had together.

    Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister; Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Mari Magaloni Ramos, Worship Associate; Cal Ball, Offertory Sentence; Bell Choir led by Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Allen Biggs, Percussionist; Lucas Keely, Pianist; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director

    Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Jackson Munn, Camera; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Kelvin Jones, Sexton; Athena & Max Papadakos, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour


    LIVESTREAM:
    https://youtu.be/paxmsSZkRdw

    OOS
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zgifpGYC_xdIhFIAKv5EAWo21exHoaDx/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9PinfyZbmq1-zAUuTBboe8tv6Ty

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    • 16 min
    Finding Out Who We Are

    Finding Out Who We Are

    “Finding Out Who We Are”
    Sunday, June 5, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

    This is a service of stories and songs for these times — drawn from graduation speeches, spiritual reflections on place and community, hymns — a reminder of who we are.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister; Daniel Jackoway, Worship Associate; Nancy Hardies & Judith Stoddard, Membership; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director; Elliott Etzkorn, Pianist

    Shulee Ong, Camera; Jackson Miunn, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Dan Barnard, Facilities Manager; Athena Papadakos, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour


    LIVESTREAM:
    https://youtu.be/g3nocjpLgTI

    OOS:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bg7_vjCCjc3Ly_xk3oZSYB7znzTbUNXq/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9Pinfy9Q9BrdjJO1WFhpYh2M0Ic

    • 14 min

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